Public Lecture: “Turkey and the Middle East: Time for a Reset?”, 15 March 2016, SOAS

Public Lecture: “Turkey and the Middle East: Time for a Reset?”

Speaker: Professor William Hale, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations in SOAS.
Chair: Mr Jonathan Fryer, Journalist and Liberal Democrat politician.
Location: Room B104, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, , University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.
Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Time: 19.15-20.45

We are pleased to announce Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey)’s public lecture entitled “Turkey and the Middle East: Time for a Reset?” to be delivered by Professor William Hale of School of Oriental and African Studies. This event will take place on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 in Room B104 of the Brunei Gallery in SOAS, WC1H 0XG. This lecture will be kindly chaired by Mr Jonathan Fryer who is an esteemed journalist and former Liberal Democrat politician.

In this public lecture Professor Hale will share with us his analysis of Turkey’s policies towards the Middle East in the last decade and analyse whether the time of a paradigm shift has come.

William Hale is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations of SOAS, having retired as Professor of Politics from there in 2006. Before joining the Department in 1989 he was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, in Politics of the Middle East in the Department of Politics, University of Durham (1967-89). Since retiring from SOAS he has served as Visiting Professor, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul (2007-9), in the Department of Politics, University of Otago, New Zealand (2010) and in the Department of International Relations, Koç University Istanbul (2010-13). His main interests are the modern politics and international relations of Turkey. His recent publications include Turkey, the United States and Iraq (Saqi Books, for London Middle East Institute, 2006), Islamism, Democracy and Liberalism in Turkey, The Case of the AKP (co-authored with Ergun Özbudun, Routledge, 2011) and Turkish Foreign Policy since 1774 (Routledge, 2012).

Jonathan Harold Fryer (born 5 June 1950) is a British writer, broadcaster, lecturer and Liberal Democrat politician. He was the LibDem candidate for the constituency of Poplar and Limehouse in the 2010 general election. As Chairman of the London Liberal Democrats, he has supervised the HQ’s move to Brixton, and streamlined its operation.

This event is free and open to public but seats are limited and a registration is needed. You can register via the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-lecture-turkey-and-the-middle-east-time-for-a-reset-15-march-2016-soas-tickets-22580647324

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